Leaving No Trace

Perhaps it’s something that comes naturally to most fly fishers, but even we sometimes forget the importance of leaving behind no reminder of our presence in the out of doors. And it is harder than it sounds. An article by the Associated Press mentions the non-profit group Leave No Trace, formed in the early 1990s with the goal of teaching the low-impact experience. “Camping too close to water is a common mistake people make. Campsites should be at least 200 feet from streams and lakes. Otherwise, streambanks and lakeshores can become trampled and eroded. Human waste and food from dirty dishes can pollute water sources.”

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